Digital tooth-based superimposition method for assessment of alveolar bone levels on cone-beam computed tomography images

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Digital tooth-based superimposition method for assessment of alveolar bone levels on cone-beam computed tomography images

Introduction Cone-beam computed tomography images have been previously used for evaluation of alveolar bone levels around teeth before, during, and after orthodontic treatment. Protocols described in the literature have been…

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Biomechanical effectiveness of cortical bone thickness on orthodontic microimplant stability: An evaluation based on the load share between cortical and cancellous bone

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Biomechanical effectiveness of cortical bone thickness on orthodontic microimplant stability: An evaluation based on the load share between cortical and cancellous bone

Introduction The aim of this study was to determine the appropriate range of cortical bone thickness (CBT) for supporting an orthodontic microimplant. Methods Analysis of an orthodontic microimplant subjected to…

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Case-control studies: Part 1

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In a case-control study, a group of subjects from a specified study population who have the outcome of interest (the cases)—eg, patients with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain—is identified, and a…

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Effect of bracket slot and archwire dimensions on anterior tooth movement during space closure in sliding mechanics: A 3-dimensional finite element study

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Effect of bracket slot and archwire dimensions on anterior tooth movement during space closure in sliding mechanics: A 3-dimensional finite element study

Introduction It has been found that controlled movement of the anterior teeth can be obtained by attaching a certain length of power arm onto an archwire in sliding mechanics. However,…

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Disparaging disparagement

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Disparaging disparagement

Many of us worry about how to handle disparaging comments or posts made by disgruntled patients about us or our office on the Internet. Although there are many ways to…

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Interlot variations of transition temperature range and force delivery in copper-nickel-titanium orthodontic wires

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Interlot variations of transition temperature range and force delivery in copper-nickel-titanium orthodontic wires

Introduction The manufacturing process for copper-nickel-titanium archwires is technique sensitive. The primary aim of this investigation was to examine the interlot consistency of the mechanical properties of copper-nickel-titanium wires from…

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Efficacy of a fluoride-releasing orthodontic primer in reducing demineralization around brackets: An in-vivo study

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Efficacy of a fluoride-releasing orthodontic primer in reducing demineralization around brackets: An in-vivo study

Introduction A new, highly filled primer is currently marketed as a fluoride delivery system effective in reducing white spot lesions in orthodontic patients. However, no studies in the literature support…

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Treatment effectiveness of Fränkel function regulator on the Class III malocclusion: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Treatment effectiveness of Fränkel function regulator on the Class III malocclusion: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Introduction The Fränkel function regulator III appliance (FR-3) has been used to correct Class III malocclusions for many years; however, its treatment effectiveness is controversial. In this study, we aimed…

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Microelectronic wear-time documentation of removable orthodontic devices detects heterogeneous wear behavior and individualizes treatment planning

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Microelectronic wear-time documentation of removable orthodontic devices detects heterogeneous wear behavior and individualizes treatment planning

Introduction The aim of this study was to investigate whether microelectronic wear-time documentation can contribute to individualized orthodontic management. Methods The wear times and behaviors of 281 patients undergoing orthodontic…

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Residents’ journal review

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on Residents’ journal review

Nonsurgical maxillary expansion: a meta-analysis Zhou Y, Long H, Ye N, Xue J, Yang X, Liao L, et al. The effectiveness of non-surgical maxillary expansion: a meta-analysis. Eur J Orthod 2014;36:233-42…

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What values most?

Apr 6, 2017 by in Orthodontics Comments Off on What values most?

You enjoy teaching in a nearby orthodontic specialty program. One morning, your department chair calls you up to her office and asks whether you would consider heading the department’s admissions…

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Author’s response

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Although the writer has the right to choose the title and content of his letter, it seems as if the purpose of the letter is not to allow the authors…

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